Egypt Sherrod went from radio personality to HGTV queen of real estate…or what we like to call a “BOSS” and she did it all while being a wife, and mother.
The Property Virgins host talked with xonecole about her transition from radio personality to television, real estate, author and philanthropist…and all while being a wife and mother.
Here are some excerpts from that interview:
Egypt was successfully balancing her careers in entertainment and real estate, but she couldn’t ignore the feeling that there was something more that would bring her fulfillment.
“Radio had been excellent to me, but I was growing out of it. I definitely was growing out of the gossip, I really didn’t care who was doing who…I hated that I had to do entertainment and gossip reports. But unfortunately it was something very popular that I had become known for.”
She had taken her career to the next level after auditioning for Property Virgins she landed the role of host…Then she soon found out she was pregnant. Worried that she would be fired from the show she attempted to hide her pregnancy ( how many of us have done that?)
You want to fulfill your dreams, but you want it all. And I wanted my baby, and I wanted my happiness, but I wanted my dream too.”
To Egypt’s surprise the producers of the show were cool…they actually knew and was just waiting on her to let them know.
Egypt then pitched the idea to the team to move Property Virgins to the ATL ( due to that East coast weather) they said yes and she relocated south with her husband and four-week-old daughter. Like most of us mom’s Egypt struggled to balance her marriage, motherhood, and a new territory in both radio and real estate.
“I’m not going to say I failed in the radio industry, but it was wrong of me to try to take it all at once. I was forced to choose, and I chose to take a leap of faith and leave the business that I had ran for almost 20 years.”
Egypt has finally found balance!
When she wants a little personal time, she hits the gym or does a little meditation. She also finds balance in her friendships, keeping a positive group of lady friends who pour into and challenge her to not settle for mediocrity.